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April 2017

 C Square Candace Square has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship that will take her to Israel for the 2017-2018 academic year. The prestigious program places recent American graduates in schools around the world where they act as an ambassador for the United States and help improve foreign students’ English language abilities. (4/12/2017)
Golden Torch Award 2017 Since its formation in 1930, the Achafoa chapter of Mortar Board has recognized members for their superior scholastic abilities, outstanding leadership, and dedicated service to OSU. Each year, members of the Achafoa chapter of Mortar Board at OSU nominate and select an outstanding faculty member from each college whom the chapter believes has made significant contributions toward to the success of students. This year, Dr. Ramesh Kaipa was chosen from the College of Arts & Sciences to receive the Golden Torch Award at the Mortar Board Initiation Ceremony on April 2, 2017. Dr. Kaipa was recognized for his contributions to promote student success at OSU (4/3/2017)
Mortarboard Honor Society CDIS Students Averie Hinchey (right) and Allison Brockette (middle) were initiated into the Mortar Board Honor Society on April 2, 2017. CDIS student Bethany Howard (left) was honored as a retiring member. (4/3/2017)

March 2017

Excellence in Diversity Education Small The Communications Sciences and Disorders received a top ranking for number of Native American undergraduate students graduated, according to Diverse’s annual Top 100 rankings, along with an eighth ranking for students of two or more races. Click here to read more. (3/31/2017)
mayorga lorena One of CDIS's seniors, Lorena Mayorga, was named one of OSU's Outstanding Seniors by the OSU Alumni Association Student Awards and Selection Committee. The Outstanding Senior award recognizes seniors who excel through academic achievement; campus and community activities; athletic or extra-curricular honors or awards; scholarships and work ethic during their time at OSU. 

Click here to read the full article with all of the Outstanding Seniors recognized. (3/24/2017)
Claire Thomas Claire Thomas is going to an intensive language program at the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie in Caen, France for six weeks this summer. The program consists of daily linguistic training and also various cultural modules. Because of the Bailey Family Memorial Scholarship, she is now able to double major in CDIS and French and looks forward to continuing her French degree! 

February 2017

peter richtsmeier 300 Dr. Peter Richtsmeier was accepted to attend the 2017 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Lessons for Success workshop. The workshop is limited to 30 participants (typically with grantwriting experience) who are chosen through a competitive application process. Over three days in late April, Dr. Richtsmeier and the other attendees will receive intensive training in the areas of (a) grant preparation and funding opportunities, (b) development and management of a successful program of research, and (c) advancement of professional competencies. More information about the Lessons for Success program can be found here. (2/24/2017)

January 2017

Laura Morris Laura Morris, a second year graduate student, received the inaugural Advanced Therapy Scholarship on January 27, 2017. This scholarship is provided to a graduate student who demonstrates scholarly excellence and a passion for travel therapy. (1/27/2017)

December 2016

baldwin outstanding advisorLeslie Baldwin received the Outstanding Advisor Award at the University Convocation Awards Ceremony on December 2. This prestigious award is given to individuals with an outstanding track record in student advising. Congratulations Leslie. (12/2/2016)


November 2016

Bethany Howard ASHABethany Howard presented her Honors thesis at the recently concluded 2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) Convention in Philadelphia, PA. The convention witnessed a record number of attendees in excess of 16,000 and Bethany's poster was well received. Bethany’s Honors thesis is investigating the role of practice distribution in learning French utterances and is directed by Dr. Ramesh Kaipa. (11/28/16)


seniors significanceThe Oklahoma State University Alumni Association recognized 43 students as OSU Seniors of Significance for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Seniors of Significance Award recognizes students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to campus and community and have brought distinction to OSU. (11/28/16)

Please click here to know more about the Seniors of Significance Award


participation awardThe Graduate College sponsored a program 3MP participation award for the programs with the highest percentage of their eligible students participating in the 3MP. The CDIS program was recognized as the program with the most students (Jessie Kresge, Klairissa Tolf, and Natalie Miller) participating in the non-thesis master's category. CDIS was awarded $600 to support student professional development related travel expenses. Congratulations to all the graduate students. (11/28/16)


natalie millerNatalie Miller was one of the 12 finalists to participate in the second annual OSU Graduate College's Three Minute Presentation (3MP) competition on November 10, 2016. Natalie spoke on autism and delivered an exceptional presentation. Natalie not only won the University 3MP finals but also received the People's Choice Award. Congratulations Natalie. Please click here to read about the outcomes of recently concluded Graduate College's 3MP competition. (11/10/2016)

Please click here to read about the outcomes of recently concluded Graduate College's 3MP competition


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